In 1995 the 1st incarnation of 1080 began in New Plymouth. Bringing together punk with pop sensibilities. After recording a demo late that year both guitarists left with bassist Biggy (R.I.P) leaving to do vocals for Inebriation.
The remaining members Emily and Craig H soon recruited ex-Nefarious bassist Craig Toxic and guitarist Lyn M. They released their 1st EP Thrills, Chills and Chemical Spills before disbanding in ’97.
Undeterred drummer Craig produced a new and improved line up (pictured) of Dan Gretch, Nigel Toxic, and Renee (ex-Demon Dolls) Leishman. This line-up put out 2 CD’s: 1999’s Chopper Chic which features songs by all 3 line-ups and Hard Candy in 2000, both on Toxic's Demon Nation Music.